Thursday, February 1, 2007

Johnson Disqualified, Fighters Weigh In

Houston, TX – Scorpions middleweight Shane Johnson failed to make weight Thursday, prompting a cancellation of the team middleweight bout between the Scorpions and Sabres. Johnson was reportedly over the limit of 185 pounds and in too poor a mental condition for doctors to allow him to continue cutting weight just hours before the deadline.

“He’s not acting as a professional athlete right now,” said IFL co-founder and Commissioner Kurt Otto. “He came in way over weight. He felt confident that he would be able to make it, but he wasn’t able to make it. The doctor decided that he wasn’t able to fight because he put himself in that position. I’m disappointed because I like Shane, but if he can’t cut mustard than he doesn’t belong here.”

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